Athletics Canada has published the 2023 Canadian Championships Series schedule.

The Series will comprise of nine events that will take place in five of the nation’s 10 provinces, and will feature competitions ranging from the 100 metre sprint to the marathon run over tracks, fields, roads, trails and mountains.

On top of crowning national champions, several of this year’s Canadian Championships will influence the selection process to national teams for upcoming events. For example, first place finishers at the 2023 Bell Canadian Track & Field Championships who have attained the performance standard of their respective event, will be automatically selected to Team Canada to compete at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary in August.

“The Canadian Championships Series is an important part of our domestic programming and in many cases these events are front and centre in helping select who will represent Canada at major international events. Athletics Canada is fortunate to be able to count on so many great local organizing groups to help bring these events to life,” said Mathieu Gentès, Chief Executive Officer, Athletics Canada. “From the track to the roads, the trails, and now even in the mountains, there really is a championship for everyone who participates in the sport of athletics.”

Seven of the nine events on the 2023 calendar will be contested at the same locations that they were last year. The Canadian Half-Marathon Championships are returning to Winnipeg for a third consecutive year. The event is part of the Manitoba Marathon weekend on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 18. Race director Rachel Munday said her team is looking forward to hosting the event’s 45th edition.

“For us, it’s an opportunity to showcase our beautiful city and our fast, flat course,” she said. “As a middle province that isn’t a traditional race destination, it’s exciting to see Canada’s fastest runners toe our start line, and for our runners, spectators and volunteers to cheer on these amazing athletes.”

She hopes to see a mixture of familiar faces and newcomers on the start line.

“Since the pandemic, the running industry has seen an increase in participants trying their first organized race event. It’s so exciting to see these new runners experience the energy of the start line and the joy of crossing their first finish line.”

Upcoming Events

National Track & Field Tour
May 28 – Bob Vigars Classic (London, ON)
June 10 – 14th annual Hub City Classic (Moncton, NB)
June 18 – Caltaf Track Classic (Calgary, AB)

Athletics Canada Road Race Label
April 30 – Mississauga Half-Marathon (Mississauga, ON)
May 7 – BMO Vancouver Half-Marathon and Marathon (Vancouver, BC)
May 27 – Ottawa 10k presented by Otto’s Ottawa (Ottawa, ON)

Canadian Championship Series
Mar 18-19 – Canadian Indoor Track & Field Championships (Saint John, NB )
May 27 – Ottawa 10k presented by Otto’s Ottawa (Ottawa, ON)
June 18 – ASICS Runkeeper Manitoba Half-Marathon (Winnipeg, MB)

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